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San Francisco 2010

This event will be September 9-10, 2010 (Thursday-Friday) in San Francisco. Meeting space will be in Marriott Union Square San Francisco at 480 Sutter Street. A group rate at the hotel will be available and more details will be added here soon.


  • Overview of Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wi-Fi Direct (P2P)
    • Introduction to the protocol
    • Driver requirements
    • mac80211 design
    • wpa_supplicant/hostapd functionality
    • Planning for communication with other than core WLAN components
  • cfg80211/mac80211 issues with different channels on different virtual interfaces
  • Enabling more spectrum availability when roaming through GeoClue, passing accuracy values to the kernel for regulatory hints

  • powersaving in multi-interface scenarios
  • automated testing of the drivers and Linux WLAN
  • extended capabilities and action frame registration (11v)
  • define mac80211 callback order (e.g. station notification before/after bss_info_changed?)
    • iwlwifi might require knowing this to disable hw group crypto, not sure what happens if simply no key exists
  • GTK handling in mac80211
  • a-MSDU TX support
  • usage of BUG_ON in wireless core and drivers
  • Improving the relationship with the community on legacy drivers / documentation


  • Jouni Malinen
  • Johannes Berg
  • Kalle Valo
  • Henry Ptasinski
  • Lennert Buytenhek
  • Luis R. Rodriguez
  • Luciano Coelho
  • John Linville
  • Brett Rudley
  • Wey-Yi Guy
  • Ajit Pal Singh
  • Nohee Ko
  • Tim Gardner

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